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Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Friday, April 21, 1905

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A Gastly Find.
Captain Mallett, of the Barge Witbeck, Wants No More Such Nerve Tests

Captain Mallett, of the barge Witbeck, had a ghastly find when he began to unfurl his topsails last evening. The barge arrived here about 2 p.m. behind the steamer Avon, coming from Kingston. It was part of a human rib with shreds of flesh attached.

The Witbeck while at Kingston Tuesaday lay in close proximity to the Canadian Government steamer Scout, upon which there was a fatal gas explosion that has up to the present resulted in the death of at least four people. The explosion blew the victims in all sections, several pieces of their bodies being picked up on the deck of the Witbeck. The piece that was blown into the sail was not found until the barge was made fast at the Lackawanna trestle yesterday afternoon.

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Richard Palmer
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Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Friday, April 21, 1905